Chris Weidman was fiery at the “Unstoppable” press conference before UFC 196 in Las Vegas. He came at Luke Rockhold verbally and asserted himself in the war of words.
It was a different Weidman than fans are used to seeing. The cool, calm demeanor was replaced by ire. The former middleweight champ is hell bent on getting his title back, after falling to Rockhold by fourth-round TKO at UFC 194 in December. Weidman said he had a broken foot and was far from 100 percent in that fight.
The two will meet again in the main event of UFC 199 on June 4 in Los Angeles. Rockhold is not sure all the anger will be a positive thing for his foe.
“He doesn’t look like himself,” Rockhold said at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party in Las Vegas. “I don’t know. We’ll see if this emotion helps him. To my knowledge, emotion doesn’t help you fight. So he better check himself otherwise this fight is gonna be over a lot sooner than he expects — maybe even than I expect. I don’t feel threatened by Chris. I really don’t see what he’s going to bring to the table that’s going to blow me away, anything different. Because of a broken foot? C’mon.”
Rockhold said Weidman was an “emotional freakin’ little girl” at the “Unstoppable” press conference. The champ said he had a hard time even getting a word in against the fuming Weidman.
“Obviously not having the belt has gotten to him and he’s just making up a lot of things in his head seemingly,” Rockhold said. “I don’t know where he’s coming from, but he’s just really emotional. Maybe he’s on his period or something. I don’t know.”
Weidman’s foot was broken in two places six weeks out ….View full article
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